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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] TouchGraph used on Langreiter.com

Good article on Rebol at 
http://www.linuxworld.com/linuxworld/lw-1999-10/lw-10-rebol.html    (01)

Rebol is free and available for nearly every platform, including old and 
new Macs.  If you want to do something commercial with it, it's only $79 
for a commercial license.    (02)

I would think that a lively discussion about Rebol is in order here.    (03)

Jack    (04)

At 11:35 PM 12/10/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>Great news:  Christian Langreiter of http://www.langreiter.com has 
>integrated TouchGraph into his Vanilla Hypertext System 
>Here is a screenshot: http://www.touchgraph.com/Langreiter_TG.jpg
>So what is Vanilla?
>"Vanilla is a simple hypertext system - a so-called WikiClone written in 
>REBOL. To be buzzword-compliant, it is also an idea interconnection system 
>and a thought flexibilitizer"
>Rebol by the way, is apparently a hot relatively new language quoted as 
>being "Perl, Java, and CORBA rolled up into one little 200 KB package".
>To see the application in action, click on any internal node on 
>Langreiter.com ( for instance http://www.langreiter.com/space/TouchGraph ) 
>, and click on the graph icon in the upper right. When the applet loads 
>you should see a graph centered about the node you've selected. When 
>there, make sure to do the following things: Double click on nodes to 
>retrieve more data from the database (otherwise you just see the locally 
>cached set). Also Right click on nodes to see some interesting options, 
>specifically the option to go back to the html view where you can see the 
>text of the node.
>This implementation is interesting, because one can easily see it being 
>applied to visualize that recently created Backlink Database.  The same 
>strategy of rendering the DB as a series of connected trees with a 
>Date/Post/Internal-link hierarchy could be followed.
>Unfortunately, I don't have the time to undertake this task myself, 
>because I am working hard to get out the next LinkBrowser version.  As 
>usual though, I would be more then happy to assist anyone willing to try 
>it.  (Maybe it would be best to wait for the next LinkBrowser release, 
>because this should clear up a lot of the coding issues.)
>--Alex    (05)